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post #81 of 327
1. everyone was some place else except ds2 and I, so we just snacked, nothing of note
2. roasted butternut squash with sesame oil and soy sauce over brown rice (spent $14 at the farmer's market on apples, broccoli, kale, and mandarins)
3. bean and cheese pupusas, pinto beans, green salad with walnuts, spinach, romaine, carrots, and broccoli
4. cheese tortollini for the kids and spaghetti for me, both with tomato sauce and steamed broccoli
5. potato tacos with sauteed onions, pintos, avocado, and cheese on flour tortillas. we'll also have some sort of green vegetable in there somewhere (spent $11 at the produce market on onions, avocado, apples, limes, and muesli)
post #82 of 327
Family of 4. DH and I both WOH. Girls and I eat Breakfast, snack, lunch at work/school/daycare.

1) baked turkey, pasta salad, green veggie
2) Applebees (will use $50 GC from Christmas)
3) turkey pot pie, salad
4) eggs and toast
5) cereal
6) spaghetti (sauce in crockpot), salad
7) (planned) turkey and vegetable soup, garlic bread
8) (planned)
9) (planned)
10) (planned)


I'm really, really drawing a blank for meals. I have lots of food to use up but no ideas.
post #83 of 327
I tried this last month, but didn't manage to stick with it too well. All meals are vegetarian.

1. Bean, rice & veggie meat burritos & gorditas
2. Black bean & corn chopped salads
3. Pizza, ice cream & cake to celebrate DS1's birthday.
4. Vegan sausages & gnocchi with broccoli in garlic & oil
5. Grilled chik'n patties, sauteed mushrooms & onions, and roasted sweet & white potatoes.
6.
7.
post #84 of 327
1/1 Caribbean Jerk Chicken, rice, broccoli & rolls
1/2 spaghetti & garlic bread
1/3 migraine & was asleep during dinner..DH bought fast food for family
1/4 Chicken w/ Rosemary herb spice mix, sweet potato & mixed veg
1/5 Lunch planned eat out; Brinner (DH wasn't home) cereal & toast for me/ leftover french toast for DS
post #85 of 327
1/1 pancakes
1/2 spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread
1/3 roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots
1/4 grilled cheese and tomato soup
1/5 parm. garlic chicken, pierogies, broccoli/cauliflour mix
post #86 of 327
1/1: MIL brought over dinner
1/2: kids had mac n cheese with sitter, dh and I ate a late lunch out for "date night" and had popcorn later in the evening
1/3: SIL brings over steak and scalloped potatoes for dh's going-away party, I make bread and veggies
1/4: Kids ate mac n cheese and grapes. MIL brought me over a twice-baked potato, but I am not hungry because we ate Mickey-D's after the preschool pickup at 3 p.m. Weak. I am weak.
1/5: I ate the leftover steak and baked potato, kids ate chicken tenders and fries.
post #87 of 327
1. Ate out
2. Lemon pepper steak and hasselback potatoes
3. Went to mom's for holiday dinner
4. Chicken and fries
5. Spanish rice
post #88 of 327
Thread Starter 
Everything cooked at home is vegan & Lunch is usually FFY and/or leftovers

1. Creole Black Eyed Peas
2. Bombay Potatoes/Chickpeas and basmati rice
3. FFY
4. Pasta Della California
5. Sauteed Seitan with Mushrooms & Spinach over Quinoa & rutabagas on the side


Planned:
6. (W) Lentils with Spinach with basmati rice
7. (Th) Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Pie
8. (F) Garam Masala Parnsip Soup
9. (S) Teriyaki Tofu/Veggies over brown rice
10. (Su) Wild Risotto & Roasted Potatoes


October's Challenge
November's Challenge
December's Challenge
(Keeping track so I remember some yummy recipes!)
post #89 of 327
1- homemade pizza, 1 pepperoni and 1 onion, red pepper, black olive. made a white bean soup but any way I puree, it still has tiny chunks maybe freezing will help.
2- homemade biscuits and gravy with pot roast leftovers. made "healthy no-bake cookies"
3- chicken & pasta casserole (I had enough for two last week), yummy salad. whole wheat banana bread with flax & ground oatmeal.
4- we had an odd schedule today and it was sort of FFY. There was a delicious linguine marinara for a late lunch. I have conceded that a pasta sauce from a jar is acceptable, especially when our only way of making "homemade" marinara is to use canned tomato products (we rarely eat any other canned foods, and tomatoes are more acidic thus posing a greater threat if stored in bpa-lined cans, so why would I leave those in our diet?)
5- well first of all, I made my first whole chicken! I did it in the crock, so it really felt like cheating... Rubbed it with salt, pep & paprika, and set it up in the slow cooker with lemon, garlic and rosemary... kind of like here, but with paprika. Just tore it apart afterwards: breasts remained intact and everything else in shreds. Decided I could get more out of the bones, & the stock is still simmering. - I saved the white bean soup! I had to nuke it though.... I had already simmered it for a couple hours but I guess something about being refrigerated and then reheated (or perhaps the fact that I was using the magic bullet instead of the ancient food processor?) enabled creaminess. Yummy as lunch, and as a midnight snack :P - Made medium grain brown rice & added frozen peas toward the end. It turned out fabulous! With some chicken, this was dinner.

still planned:
homemade pizza with roasted eggplant (did I get that idea here?)
tacos with chicken leftovers
and for further in the future.. thanks to a deal I couldn't pass up, added two more pot roasts to the freezer.
post #90 of 327
We cook vegan...I'll write when not vegan

1. Lunch-leftover enchalada casserole w homemade tomatillo sauce(WICKED!)
Dinner-All you can eat veg sushi-G/C from xmas(I don't count it as eating out)
2. Chickpea potato curry w tossed salad and roasted eggplant
3. Homemade pizza w coleslaw and carrot sticks
4. New meal-chop suey w toasted almonds on rice, roasted eggplant, carrot sticks. Ds gobbled it up! Dd tried lentils for the first time and gobbled them up! YAY!
5. It was ALMOST a take out night. Ended up having to take dd to the walk in clinic over dinner, BUT lucky me, I always chop veggies and prep the meal during nap time So when I got home I rushed to put dd to bed and then made a yummy lentil soup using dd's leftover lentils while dh put ds to bed(he ate at inlaws while I was at the clinic) based on this curry recipe http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/...ipeID=143..but changed quite a bit..YUMMY
post #91 of 327
1-ate at my mom's *ds2 & I had lunch out
2-out for dh's work party
3-zesty grilled hamsteak, baked potatoes, stir fried veggies, berry cobbler for dessert
4-tomato soup, rolls
5-quesadillas *dh had lunch out
6-dinner at my mom's
post #92 of 327
I only post dinners, and I'll noted if a meal is veggie only.

January

1 - Shrimp cocktail, leaf lettuce salad, N.Y. steaks, mashed potatoes & wilted spinach (Happy New Year!)
2 - Roasted Chicken, root veggies (squash, rutabaga, & green apple) with simple risotto
3 - Pot Roast with veggies (carrots, brussel sprouts, potato, green bean) & mashed potatoes
4 - Leftovers
5 - Speghetti w/ meatballs & spinach salad
6 - Leftovers or Meatloaf with mashed potatoes & veggies
post #93 of 327
I'm in. I'll post dinners. Lunches are normally just ds and I, and are leftovers or easy to grab fresh fruit, veggies, and/or ww noodles (for ds).

1. Did have popcorn and a slushie at the movies (first time dp and I have gone in a while) Wow. Such a treat...It's complicated. Funny movie! I was so excited for that slushie, I felt like a child. Dinner at In-laws--Chili and cornbread.
2. Lentil soup with green beans, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic.
3. Went out to DPs restaurant for dinner with a few friends for New Years. Had my favorite wild mushroom ravioli! Yummy!
4. Homemade chiken stir fry over wild rice/brown rice with snap peas, green beans, carrots, broccoli, and garlic with a spicy soy sauce, red pepper sauce. Sprinkled flaxseeds on top, with a little drizzle of spicy seseme oil. Used our new wok, so much fun!
5. Roasted eggplant, tomatoes, and spinach with chunky marinara sauce on toast.
6. Black bean soup and salad.
7.
8. Homemade ww pizza with venison sausage and onions.
9. Chicken cordon bleu (my Dad makes it! SOOOO good), and broccoli
10. Chicken noodle soup at in laws. We did give in to picking up a quart of hot and sour soup on our way home...Oops!
11. Scrambled eggs with venison sausage and toast.
12. Hot boneless skinless chicken breast over salad with crumbled gorgonzola and celery.
13. Mish mosh--finished ds's ww noodles, broccoli and cheese. Had an additional bowl of just broccoli, might indulge in the scalloped potatoes I just made.
14. Hamburgers/Sausage, and broccoli
15. Ham and bean soup
16. Tuna and avocado over greens
17. Tacos then turned left overs into taco soup
18. Veggie Frittata and salad with red onions, apples, pecans, gorgonzola and raspberry vinegrette
19. White bean salad, sweet potato fries and greens
20. Swiss steak and broccoli
21. Salad with white beans and tuna
22. Homemade Pizza and spinach
23. Left overs
24. Planned: Going to DP's parents house
post #94 of 327
1. Chicken soup
2. Tuna and macaroni
3. Spinach soup and hardboiled eggs
4. Pasta bolognese
5. Lentil-kidney bean-carrot-curry soup
6. Vegetarian pea soup, no-knead bread
7.
8.
9.
post #95 of 327
1/1 pancakes
1/2 spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread
1/3 roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots
1/4 grilled cheese and tomato soup
1/5 parm. garlic chicken, pierogies, broccoli/cauliflour mix
1/6 broccoli cheese soup and breadsticks
post #96 of 327
1. dinner out with the inlaws. Their treat!
2. flatbread pizzas, leftovers
3. crockpot roast, peas, buckwheat pilaf
4. thai fish noodle dish (put in WAY too many rice noodles)
5. veggie soup with leftover roast/ sourdough toast with butter/salad
6. lentil and potato curry with sauteed swiss chard
7. leftovers
8. taco salads with homemade fermented cortido
9. date night with a gift card! Plus leftovers for lunch/my mom (the babysitter)
post #97 of 327
1. Roast pork shoulder, black-eyed peas, rice, spicy collard greens, cornbread
2. Pizza (I worked late so DH picked up take n- bake)
3. Turkey Brats, chili, on buns, chips
4. Homemade broccoli cheddar soup, baked ham, homemade yeast rolls
5. Baked lemon chicken, PW baked lemon pasta, green beans, salad, garlic bread
6. Taco soup, baked cheese quesadillas (I had planned tacos but since it's so cold here, I decided to do soup)

Planned:
7. Zesty Baked Pork Loin Chops, homemade Augratin Potatoes, Broccoli, homemade rolls
8. leftover taco soup
9. Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Veggie and garlic toast



Dawn
post #98 of 327
1/1: MIL brought over dinner
1/2: kids had mac n cheese with sitter, dh and I ate a late lunch out for "date night" and had popcorn later in the evening
1/3: SIL brings over steak and scalloped potatoes for dh's going-away party, I make bread and veggies
1/4: Kids ate mac n cheese and grapes. MIL brought me over a twice-baked potato, but I am not hungry because we ate Mickey-D's after the preschool pickup at 3 p.m. Weak. I am weak.
1/5: I ate the leftover steak and baked potato, kids ate chicken tenders and fries.
1/6: No fast food today! (Ho sad that this is a victory.) I had salad and whole wheat pastini, the kids rejected the pastini and ate tortillas, bananas, cookies and milk. Carb city.
post #99 of 327
1. everyone was some place else except ds2 and I, so we just snacked, nothing of note
2. roasted butternut squash with sesame oil and soy sauce over brown rice (spent $14 at the farmer's market on apples, broccoli, kale, and mandarins)
3. bean and cheese pupusas, pinto beans, green salad with walnuts, spinach, romaine, carrots, and broccoli
4. cheese tortollini for the kids and spaghetti for me, both with tomato sauce and steamed broccoli
5. potato tacos with sauteed onions, pintos, avocado, and cheese on flour tortillas. we'll also have some sort of green vegetable in there somewhere (spent $11 at the produce market on onions, avocado, apples, limes, and muesli)
6. chicken nuggets and sausages for the kids and dh, roasted fingerlings, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, rolls, brown rice, roasted butternut squash
post #100 of 327
We cook vegan...I'll write when not vegan

1. Lunch-leftover enchalada casserole w homemade tomatillo sauce(WICKED!)
Dinner-All you can eat veg sushi-G/C from xmas(I don't count it as eating out)
2. Chickpea potato curry w tossed salad and roasted eggplant
3. Homemade pizza w coleslaw and carrot sticks
4. New meal-chop suey w toasted almonds on rice, roasted eggplant, carrot sticks. Ds gobbled it up! Dd tried lentils for the first time and gobbled them up! YAY!
5. I mad a yummy soup based on this curry recipe http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/...ipeID=143..but changed quite a bit
6. Veggie stir fry with almonds on noodles
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